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The One About BB-8.

So, while this place usually covers all things architectural and digital…those that know me are also aware of my passion to make things, especially things that blur the lines between virtual and real. One of those items that caught my eye last year was Sphero. Bought one. Love it! Especially as it will evolve from the tool that chases my 5 year old “O” around the house, to the tool that begins to teach her how to write code.

In the latest Star Wars trailer the newest droid is BB-8, and in classic Star Wars fashion the decision was made to make it real and place it in front of the cameras as an actor. To me, the connection to Sphero was just too much, and as it turns out…it was:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/business/media/start-up-solves-star-wars-droid-puzzle.html?_r=0

In related news, i am going to have to buy another Sphero when it is repackaged with its new extra dome as BB-8. Yes Disney, you may have MORE of my money. I am fine with that. Between now and then…maybe i will just make my own:

http://makezine.com/projects/make-this-mini-star-wars-bb-8-ball-droid-with-a-hacked-sphero/

-dave.

The One About Google Sites

If you are not coordinating, collaborating, sharing, publishing, and utilizing the web as a content creation/design thinking tool then you are a decade+ behind right now.  Get caught up quickly by diving into Google Sites, move into more advanced builders, and begin to prepare yourself for the migration to the cloud.

-dave.